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Empowering Girls In Emergency Settings

Challenge Summary

The Empowering Girls In Emergency Settings (EmGEmS) prize sought innovations that help girls meet their sexual and reproductive rights and health while leveraging their own agency - enabling them to gain confidence, learn and be empowered.

Current status of challenge: this challenge is now closed. See Winners for information on the winning innovations for this challenge.

Prize amount:

$100,000

In collaboration with:

Every Woman Every Child

Spearheaded by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon Every Woman Every Child is an unprecedented global movement that mobilises and intensifies international action by goverments, the UN, multilaterals, the private sector and civil society to address the major health challenges facing women, children and adolescents. The movement puts into action the Global Strategy for Women's, Children's and Adolescents' Health, which presents a roadmap on ending all preventable deaths of women, children and adolescents within a generation.

In collaboration with Every Woman, Every Child, Positive Action Challenges launched the debut Empowering Girls In Emergency Settings (EmGEmS) prize to address the sexual and reproductive health (SRH) needs of adolescents girls in emergency settings.

The challenge recognised that in emergency settings, girls are particularly vulnerable to violence, rape, lack of privacy and often forego education as well as access to health services. The EmGEmS prize sought innovations that help girls meet their sexual and reproductive rights and health while leveraging their own agency - enabling them to gain confidence, learn and be empowered.

A prize worth $100,000, as selected by the PAC judges was awarded to the submission that met all challenge requirements. The challenge sought existing innovations demonstrated in practice (within past 5 years) and at scale, as well as innovations in need of proof of concept. See the challenge winners on the Winners page.

JUDGING PANEL

ADITI SHARMA

Health Focal Point, International Organisation for Migration, Nepal.

SID CHATTERJEE

UN Resident Coordinator & UNDP Resident Representative, Kenya.

OWEN RYAN

Executive Director, International AIDS Society, Geneva; IAS non-voting Governing Council member; IAS non-voting Executive Committee officer.

CONSTANCE AGYEMAN

Senior Programme Manager, International Development and UK Prizes, Centre for Challenge Prizes, Nesta, London.

ALEXIS BONNELL

Divison Chief: Applied Innovation, U.S. Global Development Lab, USAID